About gemaker

About us

We are a commercialisation agency dedicated to bringing new research and technologies to market.

With a keen focus on STEM areas, we collaborate with researchers, entrepreneurs, businesses and government to turn groundbreaking ideas into market-ready solutions.

Our expert team are driven by strong values and aim to do what is best for each client by providing guidance, knowledge about the market, and hands-on help to make sure that great ideas become successful businesses.

We understand that the business landscape is constantly evolving, and staying ahead of the competition requires fresh thinking and bold strategies.

That’s why we offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to guide our clients through every stage of the innovation journey, from ideation to commercialisation.

Our story

gemaker was founded by Natalie Chapman in 2011 with the aim of boosting Australian innovation, research translation and IP commercialisation.

Natalie believed this was best done through the strategic implementation of new technologies, fostering a national culture of innovation, and providing businesses with the tools to thrive in an ever-changing landscape. This approach continues to underpin everything gemaker does today.

The team has now grown to more than 20 highly skilled professionals with a broad range of technical and commercial expertise.

We continue to be passionate about promoting Australian innovation and affecting positive change, particularly in areas that heavily impact people and our planet, such as emission-reduction, critical minerals, space, medtech and securing food supplies.

Why choose gemaker?

Proven track record

We've helped more than 135 organisations turn ideas into profitable ventures across a wide range of industries


We believe in building strong, long-lasting partnerships, and working closely with you to achieve your goals.

Depth of expertise

Our senior team average of 25 years of commercialisation experience, across numerous sectors.

Tailored solutions

We understand that every challenge is unique, and we provide customised solutions to suit your needs.


Our focus is on delivering measurable results and tangible outcomes that drive your business growth and success.

Giving back

We strongly believe in supporting the health of our ecosystem, not just our company, and give back to the innovation community with all means at our disposal.

We’re particularly passionate about encouraging all people to pursue careers in innovation, science and technology, especially under-represented groups such as women and first nations.

Some organisations and causes to which we donate our time, money and other resources are shown here. We have also supported several science fairs and STEM programs at schools and universities.

Our values


We are committed to excellent client outcomes, with a can-do attitude and a strong work ethic. We seek to do meaningful work and give back to our community.


We build and cherish trust, understanding and mutual respect in all relationships. We strive to act in the best interests of our clients and colleagues at all times. We are accountable for all our decisions and outcomes.


We love STEM and particularly support women in this field. We are driven to develop Australian research and innovation and help researchers, inventors and startups to achieve commercial success.


We scale quickly to meet client needs. We measure by results, and fit work around life, not life around work. We know that we are at our best – at work and at home – when we enjoy a balanced life.


We invest in long-term relationships with clients and colleagues. We focus on developing a cohesive team and despite our geographic spread, we maintain strong connections and work collaboratively for high-quality results.

What our clients say